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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Scandal Episode 314 Recap

We’ve all been playing the guessing game since last week to figure out who got shot on last week’s episode of Scandal. Some theories:

* Quinn or Charlie shot the two people who were with David and James and then Jake shot the assassin to save them
* Jake shot David
* Jake shot James

Wells, Shonda ain’t make us wait long to find out what happened because in the first 30 seconds of the episode, we saw it.

Who Got Shot? – James. Jake offs the two journalists, and James takes off running and he shoots him in the head, right in the street. Cyrus’ husband falls. Command turns his gun on David and tells him he’s smart enough to STFU and stay alive. James gone. Our dude is dead.

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The next morning, the scene of James’ death is roped off and David Rosen is on to take over the case as the U.S. District Attorney that he is. The cause of death is being set up as a carjacking that went awry.

Cyrus is in his office shell-shocked as Liv tries to get his aide to take care of him. But he himself is in shambles, over James’ death.

The Meeting –Cyrus flashbacks to when he first met a reporter named James Novak from the Boston Dispatch. He was trying to get some scoop on Governor Grant’s presidential platform. Cy ain’t tryna give him any scoop, but he does shade him when he looks at him up and down and advices him to dress more professional but James gives it right back and says “You think I’m gonna take fashion advice from a guy with a neck-beard?” LMAO!

Campaign Pause – Gov. Nichols, President Ghost and Mellie are in the Oval Office when Liv joins them. They’re concerned for Cyrus but Mellie is all “so we campaigning or nah?” Fitz tells her to have some damb respect and VP Sally calls to say her team will suspend campaigning too. LIES AND FALSITIES!

No Carjacking – As the emergency press secretary takes the podium at the White House, Olivia realizes that Vanessa Chandler was missing. It tips her off that James was probably NOT the victim of some random carjacking. His car wasn’t e’em that fly. Abby flies out the OPA office to find David and he dismisses her as she tries to tell him he was done in by a hit man.

Olivia calls Jake and says she suspects this was a cold-blooded murder and he verbally pets her on the head as he buries the other 2 people he killed the same time in a grave. AGAIN: COLD-BLOODED! I ain’t gon lie, doe. Evil Jake from State Farm got way more swag than the Jake that was being punked left and right.

Thug Misses – Maya Wallace (aka Maya Lewis aka Mama Pope) is chilling in a hotel when Adnan Salif hands her a duffle bag full of cash. This is Maya’s retainer for some shifty job, which seems to be the facilitation of terrorist activity. Apparently, Mama Pope ain’t in the business of being a terrorist herself even though she’s a goon in her own right. “I don’t make bombs. I make money.” – Maya.

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Her and Diamond from Player’s Club got something in common. Adnan ain’t liking the idea of getting someone else involved though but she better not question the one in front of her, lest she wants to find herself scalped.

Cyrus is lashing out at his aide, and he is losing it! I no longer think he had anything to do with James being shot because he is really affected by it. He’s mad because VP Sally is going behind them to get the support of a major gun lobbyist. Sneaky ginger. Cy might be sad but he is NOT gonna let that happen and he must work.

Meeting on the Bus – Flashback to the campaign trail bus, James sits next to Cyrus and asks why the Governor hasn’t taken a stance about marriage equality. Cy tells him that he’s not gay but James notices that he’s shaved that beard of his. He tells him “you do look a lot better without it.”

Broken Safe – Olivia thinks ally and Leo Bergen might have had something to do with James’ death but Huck shoots that theory down. She tells him to check her safe and he realizes it’s been tampered with. He had cameras installed on the safe and it’s pretty safe (ha!) to guess that he’ll know it’s Quinn who did it.

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Suspect Serving – Quinn and Charlie bring in some dude named Lance McCollum and he’s being asked to serve his country. How? By having him be the prime suspect in the shooting of James Novak. How is David gon be able to really arrest someone random for this death? Y’all know he got a conscience. He says he wants to wait for ballistics evidence to come in before making official arrest.

Defiance Deeds – We flashback to right before a Grant event in Defiance, Ohio and Cyrus is practicing his speech. James walks up and says “Cyrus, I like you. I’m attracted to you. Now that you’re divorced, I wanna date you.” I coulda made a dirty dessert joke right there but I’ma leave it alone. He starts to walk away and Beene grabs him and they shared their first kiss. AAWWW!

Grounded Gear – Sally and Leo are headed to go see the gun lobbyist when they get a call that Air Force 2 got grounded. Cy worked that magic! But he gets Mellie and Governor Nichols to go. They end up in Texas shooting guns and having way too much fun. I like where this is going.

Gunned Down Goon – Maya and Adnan are meeting with two thugs but Maya is disappointed that her main goon Ivan ain’t there. She quickly takes one of them clean out with one shot and she tells the other to relay a message that she ain’t about this bald-headed games life.

Bad Things, Good People – Huck tells Olivia that Quinn is the person who broke into the safe, showing her picture proof. She’s basically the worst spy ever. Liv realizes that B613 got all the tea so she shows up in Jake’s office. “You make bad things happen to good people. WHO MADE YOU DO THIS?” “I AM COMMAND, OLIVIA! WHO DO YOU THINK?”

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He petrifies her by admitting that he pulled that trigger himself to kill James.  Oooo chile! You rolling into Command’s office yelling and demanding answers when he is literally above your pay grade. Girl STAHP.

Stood Up – Cyrus enters his office to dozens of flower bouquets. Flashback time and it’s President Ghost’s Inauguration night. James is upset that he bought a tuxedo and Cyrus ain’t e’em taking him to the ball because he doesn’t want people to know he’s dating a man. “I am not some dirty little secret. I am your boyfriend.“

Adnan’s Unask – Adnan walks up to Harrison in a parking garage and asks if Liv knows anyone at the Justice Department. When he asks why, a car screeches past and she backs away and tells him never mind. Hmmm… 

Use Him – Jake shows up to David’s office to ask why the suspect he’s basically handed him is still not arrested. He wants him to remember why he is still allowed to be alive. OOP.

Needing Dad, Reading Liv – Olivia has Rowan meet her on their favorite park bench and she says she needs her dad right then, not the Grand Goon. What’s bothering her? Well, for starters, none of the men in her life have behavior. They’re so unable to act right. ALL’EM! “I don’t know what the point is. Of this democracy, if there are no white hats. If no one is worth saving, what is the point?”

“183. That is the number of people I am responsible for killing. Not the number of people I’ve killed… When you become Command, you are the one giving orders… you become the hand of God. 183. I know all of the names. I know how old they were. If they had children. If they would be missed. I never made the decision lightly. I always suffered a bit with each one. It mocks me. It stains me. It never leaves me. I am responsible. So whatever you think of Jake, however you want to punish him… Being the hand of God is already the worst punishment IN THE WORLD… EVERYONE is worth saving. Even the monsters. Even the demons. In the face of darkness, YOU drag everyone into the light. THAT is the point. THAT is the point of YOU.”

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He says that, drops the mic and leaves Olivia and her struggle tears alone on the bench. How do you simultaneously slay and give hope at the same time? CAN’T NOBODY DO IT LIKE PAPA POPE!

No Thanks – The gun lobbyist tells Andrew and Mellie that he’s rolling with Sally but FLOTUS asks if he would change his mind if the President speaks out in support of the 2nd amendment and he agrees. When Nichols calls Ghostie to tell him the good news and to say that it was his wife’s doing, the President’s petty ass refuses to say thanks to her. Meanwhile, Cy tells him to do the opposite and use James’ shooting to say he’s in favor of gun control. “Look who you’re up against. Sally Langston, who might love guns more than she loves Jesus.” Cyrus might be mourning but he’s still a shade savant.

Dating Divulging – Day 5 into the Grant Presidency, Cyrus walks into the Oval Office and tells his boss-friend that he is dating someone. President Ghost asks “wanna tell me something else bout this person?” And all Cyrus does is admit that he’s in love. Fitz clearly knows but he gives his friend the space to walk out.

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I really think their bromance is adorabo.

Purple People – Governor Nichols and Mellie are dronk and he tells her “It’s a shame that he can’t see you the way I do.” And then they play tongue hockey and the clothes fly clean off. SHOUTOUT TO MELLIE FOR FINALLY GETTING SOME! And for that purple underwear set that matched her dress. That is impressive. Owwww!

Admitting to Abby – Abby rolls into her boo’s house and finds him laying down. She tells him she knows something really bad happens and as his partner, he should be able to leave some of that for her to carry for him. Aaawww! Lemony sings like a bird and tells her about Jake’s killing spree and his silence and agreement to prosecute the Lance dude is the only reason he’s alive. See? His inability to STFU is the reason why he can’t have nice things. But I like his relationship with Abby. They for real go together, and it’s not just when it’s convenient.

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HuckleberryQuinn Face-off – Quinn gets home and finds Huck there. He says he’s there to kill her but he pins her on the wall and says he realizes that she wanted him to find out she broke into the safe because deep down, she’s still a Gladiator. She spits on his face and then he rough kisses her and I almost lost all the food I ate today. I had such an attitude after that scene. I almost upchucked.

Bad News Bears – Olivia is in her office when Harrison walks up and says that Adnan is back in town and scheming which is never good. Huck walks up and says Quinn is a part of B613 but she needs to be saved. And then Abby walks up to say Jake killed James and 2 other people. Liv goes and meets with David on the Lincoln Memorial steps to say she knows what happens but he needs to play along and charge the Lance dude.  He should not try to take Jake down. BOTH of them should try to take down B613 itself. “Instead of standing alone and turning this into a suicide mission, stand with me. Lose this battle so we can win the war.”

Love and Pain – Cyrus decides to issue a statement now that a suspect has been apprehended in the shooting of the White house press secretary Olivia tries to stop him but he ain’t hearing it. He gets on the podium in the press room and as he starts talking, he stops. We flashback to the Inauguration ball when he stops what he’s doing and head out to the hallway where press is standing. He places a lanyard over James’ neck and pulls him into the ball. They start slow dancing and everyone in the room watches as these two men in love show it for the first time publicly. AAAWWWWWWW!!!

Back in real time, the tears first come out in spurts and then grief overcomes Cyrus as he stands behind the podium. His legs give way because that kind of loss makes your muscles useless even if only for a moment. He sputters and makes the strange sound of a man whose heart is broken and there’s nothing anyone can do about it because this loss is permanent. Fitz gets on stage, grabs him and pulls him away as Olivia finishes the statement.

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WHEEWWWW!!! That was some real shit. I wanted to jump through the TV and hold Cyrus to my bosom and stroke his thin hair and just rock him as I hummed comfort into his ears.

I’m Sorry – Jake is watching the statement and it flashbacks to the night before. After Jake places the other two he killed in his trunk, he walks up to James, who is bleeding profusely but is still alive as he lays in the street. Jake kneels next to him and apologizes for not killing him faster. He had to make it look amateurish and he’s sorry for the pain James is in as he slips away. But, he tells him he’ll stay with him so he won’t be alone. Novak gurgles a weak “Ella” and it’s so fitting that his last word is his daughter. Jake says she’ll be taken care of, and seconds later, James takes his last breath.

ALL THESE EMOTIONS THAT I’M EMOTING! ALL THESE FEELS THAT I’M FEELING!

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YOU GUISE!!! How can I be so conflicted about so much evil? Why do I wanna hug Jake too?

CHILE!!! Whooooo. What’s gonna happen to Baby Ella? Cyrus is not fit to be nobody’s daddy. You know Olivia and Fitz are her godparents. Maybe Liv will take her? Also, we still don’t know who Jake was inducting into B^13 last week but it’s looking more and more likely that it’s David.

And once again, if Joe Morton doesn’t win an Emmy next year, I’m pitching a tent on the committee’s lawn because there’d be no justice for real then.

What are Maya and Adnan up to, doe? Let’s not forget them two sneaky broads. And Quinn and Huck. Why?

Iunno. Talk amongst yourselves.

Oh and I did a whole other post on what James’ funeral is gon be like (it even includes a program).

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177 Comments

  1. JDawn
    March 21, 2014 at 4:20 am

    O..M..G…speechless… 🙁

    • Sheena
      March 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

      Luvvie you never fail us!! As always I loved it!!! When I tell you I live for Papa Pope I mean it!!! He is always reading for his lifeeeeeeeee!!!!

      And oh my when Ms. Cyrus boo aka James died my heart skipped a beat. Granted I know that’s who we all said we wanted dead bc he was getting on our nerves. You know being nosey but to see him go and the way he went. Broke my heart. I tweeted him last night and told him we would miss him. He told me to tell all the fans he is going to miss us too!! That was the highlight of my night.

      INTEWAYS!!!!! Ms. Cyrus had bae killed and he didn’t even know it. Remember when he met with Jake last week about protecting the Republic. Publius was apart of that !!!! Being Command gotta be rough outchea. My boo Jake from State Farm has a heart though.

      And one last thing before I go I don’t know how I feel that Olivia is all emotional and ish this season. I need that strong bish beck that handles ish. Tired of her falling apart. Ok that is all!! Until next time Gladiators lol

      • PoetrysTruth
        March 21, 2014 at 8:56 pm

        THANK YOU! She all in her feelings this season. She ain’t been real fierce in a long while. I want that Liv back! It’s like since she’s preggers in real life they been playing her like a punk or something. Shit don’t get HANDLED no mo! Folks don’t get POPED no mo! WTH?

        I was so close to just giving up on the whole show since they have made her such a wimp, BUT…

        SHONDA AND NEM! snatched all my EDGES AND MY KITCHEN with this episode. I cried for Ms. Cyrus and when James tried to say his baby’s name…whew I was done.

        Shonda done left me like Naomi Campbell…EDGELESS!

        I’ll be happy when they kick the liv/fitz thing into the background (but give us hot secksy times er’ry now and then) and get back to fixin shit for real.

        So who are they going to bring in as Cy’s new boo thang…eventually?

        • misstish
          March 30, 2014 at 9:20 pm

          Not the edges AND the kitchen…

    • Scandalized
      March 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

      I was so speechless!!! Excellent episode.
      I miss James already.Luvvie Joe Morton
      did win a Naacp award for last season
      For best guest appearance!
      Thank you for posting I couldn’t wait any
      longer.

  2. Scandal Rehab Here I Come
    March 21, 2014 at 4:31 am

    I think I need to enter Scandal rehab for awhile because I had real tears and emotions like I really knew James and Cyrus. We knew it was coming, but we didn’t think it was going to be “Boyz In The Hood” type of shooting either.

    I couldn’t even enjoy the awesomeness of Maya Pope, the Original Gangster, who didn’t flinch a bit while popping a cap in azzess after 22 years from being locked up. Nor could I enjoy the First Lady finally getting some real attention and loving that she needs.

    I really wish that Olivia actually fixes something, anything this season, because I need my shero back. I can’t take no more of this *fights air like Tre from Boyz In The Hood*

    • MsZ
      March 21, 2014 at 8:48 am

      *sits next to you and hands you a tissue* I’m right there with you! Replaying Cyrus’ breakdown in my head brought prickly tears to my eyes again 🙁 I had the sads last night. Went to bed sad like someone I knew died! I am honestly speechless.

      • Niki
        March 21, 2014 at 11:52 am

        Can you pass me one of dem tissues too please? I’m all teary-eyed sitting at my desk just looking at the GIF of Cyrus’ breakdown.

        • MsZ
          March 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm

          Here you go…..*pats you on the back* Me too.

      • Tonialw920
        March 22, 2014 at 12:55 am

        Listening to It’s so hard to say good bye to yesterday by Boyz to Men (no pun intended) playing in the background.

        • Max
          March 23, 2014 at 1:03 am

          I was thinking of the same song. I’m really mad at the show for killing James, but I was moved by the episode. james was one of the few characters who I could relate to. Everyone else was so hyperbolic and over the top. I’m going to really miss him.

    • Lula
      March 21, 2014 at 9:04 am

      I agree! That is what I’m missing about Scandal. Where are the “White Hat” opportunities? That bad hat Lemony bought her is sitting on the shelf, gathering dust because there are NO MORE people coming with their upper level income problems and issues. Can we get back to some of that?

      • L
        March 21, 2014 at 10:30 am

        Her only job right now is running the reelection campaign, no time for side work. Besides all of her clients left at the news of her being the Prez mistress.

        • HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
          March 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

          I think they are really just waiting for KW to pop out Baby Goldwyn before they pick back up on the DOPE SHERO LIV POPE story line. Don’t make not sense (and it wouldn’t even be credible TV) if they tried to handle all that with her tethering on heels while 8 damb months pregnant.

          When she comes back, lean, mean and tight, TRUST that Liv will be back and OLITZ one-minute scenes will be ON like popcorn.

  3. Milaxx
    March 21, 2014 at 4:50 am

    I thought James was in the press box during the inauguration and when Cy went out to get him he removed his press pass from his neck so he could bring him into the ball as his date.

    I also was surprised that Jake buried those ladies instead of getting 2 of Walter White’s barrels and making human soup out of them. Wouldn’t it make it easier not to find the bodies?

    • Nichelle
      March 21, 2014 at 6:16 am

      Jake prolly has some secret area B613 uses specifically for body burials lol nobody gon find them chicks, RIP doe.
      Also, yes to Evil Jake from State Farm! It’s wrong but he makes it so segzy!
      When Olivia was like “what if I don’t accept that?” Or some such on her way out the door and he was like “bad things happen to good people, Olivia. ”
      OOP.
      O_o
      Also HAWT.

      • Milaxx
        March 21, 2014 at 9:57 am

        I have to admit evil State Farm is hotter than when he was just a nice guy.

        • Lala
          March 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

          It’s the arc in his character… I’m loving it!

        • Kwan
          March 23, 2014 at 4:43 pm

          Jake really just told her either accepted or get got! Chile he betta start taking charge. HERE. FOR. IT!

    • Stephanie
      March 21, 2014 at 7:00 am

      It wasn’t the inauguration, it was a state dinner, so it was little further into the first year of the Presidency. He removed the press pass from James’s neck and led him into the ballroom to dance.

    • Smidgen Barnes
      March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

      I think you’re right about Cy removing James’ press ID and I think it was the 1st Grant State Dinner, not the Inauguration.

  4. tammy
    March 21, 2014 at 5:22 am

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. that is all.

  5. onlychyld
    March 21, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Whatever that was between Quinn and Huck needs to NEVER happen again. I can’t even speak about the rest because the recap made me relive that horror. Ew.

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Amen to that. That was the most disgusting thing I’ve seen on tv. Just sayin’.

    • Lia P
      March 21, 2014 at 10:48 am

      Oh yes, NEVER EVER!! That crap was disturbing!

    • Tonialw920
      March 22, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Yes…I threw up a little in my mouth.

    • March 22, 2014 at 7:57 am

      One minute I was like ‘Eeew spit’ the next minute my brain was shutting down and going all men in black on me ‘What you saw you did not see’. I finally convinced myself that it didn’t happen now but this recap got me reliving it again. So wrong on so many levels.

    • scandal
      March 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

      real talk. I paused the show, called my friend, and started screaming.

      and then continued watching.

      their relationship doesn’t need to be poisoned, shonda. its ok. u have the ratings!

      and I still don’t understand why jake is doing this lowly work. when u think of traumatic things to do, shooting james novak is not one of them. there are worse things to do. just saying

      • nptexas
        March 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

        After rewatches, reviews, recaps, RESULT: Quinn was not, is not, never shall be true-blue Gladiator material. From the beginning, she was reluctant. Huck or Charlie? B613 or OPA? She’s a hotter mess every week.

        As for Jake doing the lowly work, i think his speech about Command pulling a poor broken soldier out of the hole was real. Maybe he thought he was doing someone a favor by not passing the buck. Or maybe he’s just that messed up after being in The Hole. Hell, I don’t know.

        I keep sayin I’m gonna quit, but Shonda has me strung out.

        RIP, James. Now your baby has no parent at all. Cyrus told you who he was–you shoulda believed him.

        • Kwan
          March 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm

          Yeah he didn’t want to get another person to do it. I mean think about it would a random B613 person do what he did, waiting with James. Probably not. Then it’s a personal thing to Jake since James is a loved one of people Jake cares about so that’s why he probably did it especially to reassure him Ella would be fine.

  6. March 21, 2014 at 7:01 am

    First off , RIP James Novak .

    He stood by Cyrus , despite all the fucked up things he made him go through .

    I don’t think David might be a good fit for B6-13 because he’s adamant on keeping his white hat , even though it’s the reason why he’s had so many brushes with death .

    Joe Morton does NOT waste a second of screen time . NOT . A . SECOND .

    I was so disturbed by Huckleberry Quinn kissing because I always saw them as brother & sister . Huck took Quinn under his wing like a big brother & groomed her to be the monster that she is now .

    It just felt WRONG & also , she spat on his face right before he tongued her down & that grossed me out , as well . I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Huck is into weird fetishes like that because the way he licked her face in YOLO was a clue that he’s into things like that .

    Since Jake said he’s different by doing the job himself instead of picking a soldier & burdening them with that task , does that mean he plans on killing EVERYONE himself ?

    Something tells me he might have a breakdown in the future .

    Ever since Quinn told him that he doesn’t know the real Olivia if he thinks she really cares about him , he’s gone rogue & has fully committed to being command .

    He might need saving from himself , just like everyone on the show .

    Despite the circumstances , the way he stayed with James lets me know he still has some good in him .

    Poor baby Ella . D;

    I was sobbing hysterically . I haven’t cried that hard during a Scandal episode since “Seven Fifty-Two” . Just a glass case of emotions .

    Can’t believe there’s only 4 episodes left & next week , we FINALLY get to see Jerry & Karen .

    • March 21, 2014 at 7:17 am

      Oh Jake will have a break down. Maybe not this season, but he will. I feel it coming Meredith Grey style, post-Bomb boy. That’s how Shonda does it – slowly torturing her own characters until they break seasons later (and torturing us too!). This won’t be a “Izzy Stevens on the bathroom floor” breakdown — might be epic. But I’ll be here ready to help McCommand/Jake from State Farm through it. Makes being nefarious look so darn good!

  7. March 21, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I’m still traumatized by the Quinn/Huck spit kiss. It still makes me queasy. I. I. I just couldn’t get past that to enjoy the rest of the episode. Ew. Major ew. However I also had my gun nut of a husband point out loudly and with detail how incorrect the clay shooting scenes were, so if Shonda can just put my boo on retainer to consult on weapons use it would make my life way easier (admittedly both Mellie and Andrew did shoot incorrectly but I only take lessons from Daddy Pope during Scandal, not even my son-of-a-marksman Husband. His job is to bring me ice cream and enjoy this hour of television bonding.)

    • March 21, 2014 at 8:58 am

      HA! I know the feeling. I watch with my fiance who is a Marine, so you can only imagine the comments about the types of guns and dress blues, and how accurate this or that is. lol

      • March 21, 2014 at 10:55 am

        I am glad I’m not the only one having to give snarky side-eyed during the show! I was like — look bae, I get it but seriously I can’t hear! Then I did point out that from a range safety perspective they did everything correctly, and he just grunted.

        • Tonialw920
          March 22, 2014 at 1:07 am

          See… That is why I watch alone – with Twitter of course…who needs the negativity in their life! When my husband (ok anyone) enters the room I grab the remote and put it on pause and give them the “let me know when you are done look!

  8. March 21, 2014 at 7:25 am

    I saw Huck and Quinn bitch coming ages ago but James, poor James being killed while Lemony Snicket gets to live… this life is a pot of rotten beans. I hope Cyrus commits suicide soon coz that mofo needs to DIE in Jesus name!

    Shonda Rhimes needs to stop slaying us so damn well every week. My flatmate and I have been sighing and saying “Scandal” intermittently since we watched this episode

  9. March 21, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I’m still laid out on the damb floor with my eyes sweating.

  10. mochazina
    March 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    what amazed me about this episode was how quickly everybody was confessing! cain’t nobody hold secrets no mo?

    i wanted to hug both cyrus and jake, too!

    and mama pope?! ol Quick Draw mcGraw self! imma need her to let us know what she’s up to! lol

    • JazzT
      March 21, 2014 at 8:44 am

      That’s why I don’t think David is B613. He was giving up the goods real quick.

    • March 21, 2014 at 9:00 am

      NOT Quick Draw McGraw…*slides off office chair*

    • MrsMoultrie
      March 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      QUICK DRAW MCGRAW!!!

  11. KemaB
    March 21, 2014 at 7:46 am

    When the chords to You’re the Best Thing by Gladys started so did the real tears. Then when Jake did what he did at the end…… I was legitimately distraught and Idk why it hit me so hard. It was a while before I was able to get my life together.

    Also mama Pope was serving us some Sissy from CB4 realness on the hotel bed counting that dough as for Papa Pope give him all the awards. Great Recap

    • March 21, 2014 at 9:01 am

      HA! YES! CB4 flashback!

  12. lvigil
    March 21, 2014 at 8:00 am

    I cant believe I cried last night. damn scandal! yeah the “ella” part did me in. And Fitz and Liv helping Cyrus out after all the sh*t he put them through. Those are real friends.

    I just cant believe they cut the person who won an emmy!

    But I think I had the same damn thought when the three of them were up in Livs office. Like cant Liv have time to process her own sh*t without these guys coming in with their problems.

    But that’s who she is, gotta fix everything!

  13. March 21, 2014 at 8:08 am

    OMG Luvvie thank you from the bottom of my heart for getting this recap up so quick. One second I was butthurt realizing I missed it last night tending to my wild ass twins and the next second I see your FB post with the recap. Thanks to you I don’t feel like I missed anything.

    …although I wish I missed the part about Huck and Quinn kissing. YACK.

  14. Itsben1
    March 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

    Lawd, I wasn’t ready!!! Who gonna comb Ghost Baby Ella’s hair for the services?! Y’all know Cyrus can’t do it, smh. James had to know that Publius would be his downfall #molesgetbulletholes

    One full minute of Harrison is not enough, Shonda, NOT ENOUGH!!

    And if my daddy read me like a Weight Watcher reads a Nutrition Label, I’d not call him again, just wouldn’t do it, nope, no reason to speak to him at all, ever. Then he walked off like he had really did some comforting, LMAO, Byron Douglas is the man!

    • MsZ
      March 21, 2014 at 8:59 am

      CTFU at #molesgetbulletholes!!

    • L
      March 21, 2014 at 10:19 am

      “And if my daddy read me like a Weight Watcher reads a Nutrition Label, I’d not call him again, just wouldn’t do it, nope, no reason to speak to him at all, ever. Then he walked off like he had really did some comforting”

      Right? Like she loves being yelled at and punished by allll the men in her life. Stop calling him…he is not hugging you or telling you it’s going to be ok.

      • Itsben1
        March 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

        Not nary an “Aww, baby girl…” did he utter, LOL. Nope, wouldn’t do it, no how , no way.

        • Camille
          March 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

          Not only not “Aww, baby girl,” but once he was done speechifying, he was like “We done? You good? I’m out.” Liv has no man to rely on for a shoulder and a hug. All she has is Abby, and Abby’s too busy comforting David “don’t shoot me” Rosen. At this rate, Liv’s gonna have to go find Senator Puddin Pop. With her luck, he’ll be B613.

        • Itsben1
          March 21, 2014 at 2:58 pm

          Yes, Bill Cosby brother would be more than happy to give her a shoulder to cry on, LOL!

      • Thandine'
        March 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

        Welll he did hold her hand for .26 seconds

    • March 21, 2014 at 10:58 am

      DONE with you! I am dying and looking up youtube videos for Cyrus to make sure poor Baby Ella’s hair isn’t looking a frightful mess. We should mail him some hair care products as well — with annotated directions on how to properly apply them.

      • Itsben1
        March 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

        I know Brad and Angelina probably got some using Carol’s Daughter on Z’s head. Somebody call them and hook Cyrus up!

    • Veronica
      March 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Lmaooooooo @moles get bullet holes!!! Best laugh all day

    • Veronica
      March 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      And the way papa Pope spin kicked Liv clean in the chest, when she just wanted someone to hug her made me pissed at my own daddy!!! Tough love ain’t nothing nice!

      • Itsben1
        March 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm

        Tough as shoe leather, smh.

  15. Max
    March 21, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Scandal has all my morals jacked up. Got me outchea cheering murder & infidelity and whatnot. I might be colder than Jake because I felt nothing when James got sent on his way. I was all Rockabye Baby! I blame Shonda for all of it.

    • dmcmillian72
      March 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

      YES! All of this! I was so ready for someone to shoot that fool, that I hopped up off my couch cheering out loud when I watched Jake (from State Farm) coldly shoot James!!! Woohoo! #ItsAboutGahtDambTIME

      • Max
        March 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm

        I literally shouted wooooooooooo! I’m doomed yo.

    • Londa
      March 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Rockabye Baby!! Dang…yes…Keisha was cold. Very good flashback.

      I admit that, for me, the tears were brimming as James lay dying.

      • Max
        March 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

        I felt a ways but my eyes stayed dry. Even when Cyrus The Based Goon ugly cried in front of the press corps. Nothing. So bad.

  16. MzCafe
    March 21, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I live for these recaps -I can’t even watch the episodes until I read the recap -you have me looking at stuff in a totally different way!

  17. Angela
    March 21, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I hated how he had to suffer before he died, but I was glad that James, and not David, was shot. I like David, and I think he could use a break from the series of unfortunate events. Everyone seemed to love James, but to me he was an annoying, clingy, snivelling idiot…..may he rest in peace. That scene with Cyrus at the press conference was just too real- I felt so bad for him. He is such a badass and to see him exposed like that- wow. That Huckleberry Quinn kiss was just awkward and wrong. So wrong.

    • Ametia
      March 22, 2014 at 2:33 pm

      DEAD@ “I like David, and I think he could use a break from the series of unfortunate events.”

      Taut, acidic, LEMONY….

  18. March 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Yeah, the Gladys Knight pushed me right over the edge! So many tears last night! Brilliant of Shonda to take us through very deep, thorough emotions as opposed to the shock and awe of last season. WOW.

    I LOVE Adnan.

    All the confessions threw me, too.

    Looks like the next episode goes in a totally different direction!

  19. JazzT
    March 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    My James prediction was right. But now I’m thinking that Jake wasn’t inducting anyone into B613 specifically. Maybe that scene was more of a focus on the life of being in B613. Since it led up to him doing the actual killing of the reporters and James. I think it was just “background noise” so to speak.

    The second Cy’s face cracked into the beginning of ugly-face-cry, I was done. I love his ratchet ass heart. But I’m still not convinced he had nothing to do with James.

    I’m also ready for more Fix My Life Liv cause I’m about done with her crying every episode.

    When Poppa Pope stops speaking, I salute, go clean my room, take the trash out, walk the dog and get his supper ready. Making ME feel years old. Sir, yes sir!

    • TeeCee
      March 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

      I agree…I am sick of Olivia crying errr week. Jeez. Get some balls, will ya? I also agree about Jake, just sort of speaking about B613 life in general. Cy’s ugly cry got me. TRULY! And Papa Pope is the man!

    • March 21, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Ooo me too! I cannot do man tears. My husband was on the couch seriously wondering why I could not hold it together once Cyrus made the ugly man-cry noises. I was done. DONE.

      I also miss Fix My Life Liv. I need her to buck up, and be the fixer she is. Be a Gladiator in a suit. Maybe channel some Claire Underwood a la House of Cards. And wear something that isn’t a coat. I mean I know they are trying to hide her baby bump, but Meredith Grey still wore scrubs — so I know that team can put her in something other than super volume coats….thankfully Mellie is at least giving me some overpriced clothing to drool over and then remember I’m a poor Ph.D. student.

      • JazzT
        March 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

        YES, a touch of that goon, Claire Underwood. But just a touch because she is potent.

        • March 21, 2014 at 2:32 pm

          Yeah you have to carefully dose Claire out or you’ll have a mess in your hands! But I love Claire…I really do.

        • Max
          March 21, 2014 at 2:54 pm

          Truth. Claire put all the Gs in gangster and goon.

    • Londa
      March 21, 2014 at 11:15 am

      IDK, Shonda and ‘nem don’t waste space with frivolous speeches. If Jake was speaking, he was definitely speaking to someone, in my opinion. His confession will move the story along in some fashion.

      As for “Iyanla Fix My Life: The Olivia Edition”, look at it this way: sometimes people have to be torn completely down in order to be built (or rebuilt) into something stronger than they ever were before. In life, we all get deconstructed and reconstructed. And, in order to help people, sometimes we’ve got to go through some things that change us in order to relate to the people who will need us down the line (after we’re rebuilt).

      So, my belief is that this is the deconstruction of Olivia season and it’s not in vain. There’s a reason, IDK what it is but I trust the ride (the ShondaLand Roller Coaster) that I’m on. To put it in other words, this season may be the setback for the set up.

      • JazzT
        March 21, 2014 at 1:27 pm

        I hear ya, Londa. The main reason I think he wasn’t really inducting anyone is because I was hoping it would’ve been shown right along with who got shot. It seems more like a way of letting us into who Jake truly is. But I secretly would love to have someone else be “in” that we’re not thinking of.

        “To put it in other words, this season may be the setback for the set up.”

        I can dig that! Character development.

        • Bukky
          March 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

          “To put it in other words, this season may be the setback for the set up.”

          Yassss. I’m with both of yall I’m ready for fixer Olivia, but if this whole season is to help us see all her flaws, address them and become fiercer than ever, then I’m cool. But fix my life Olivia better be here ready to go for Season 04 Ep. 01

    • jme
      March 22, 2014 at 9:05 am

      “I love his ratchet ass heart.” LOL! I couldn’t agree more, and I couldn’t have said it any better.

      Cyrus may have been truly hurt, but he ordered that hit. He ordered Charlie to take him out before, and I think he ordered Jake to handle it this time. He gave James chance after chance!

  20. pup
    March 21, 2014 at 8:51 am

    Can we just talk about Jake’s murder #alphet?!? That coat doe!!! Lawd, Lawd, Lawd. Jake from State Farm done made murder segzy. I forgive him er’thang cuz of that coat. If you gotta be made to lay your burdens down permanently….that is one helluva thing to see for the last time.

    • TeeCee
      March 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

      He looked soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo segzy, doe. Fa reals.

    • Niki
      March 21, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Yes ma’am!!!!!!!

    • Max
      March 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Lookin fine as all outdoors shooting folk and burying bodies. Dayum!

    • Purple Dove
      March 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Now you know what? I ain’t gonna even lie: when he was laying on that pavement and I saw the criss-cross of the coat I was like “now what he got on? That looks interesting” and it totally made sense because we already knew James like to dress good and smell good and he was used to five-star hotels and room service.

      RIP James….

  21. March 21, 2014 at 9:06 am

    By the time Gladys Knight started singing, my eyes got all wobbly and I realized that I was no more good.

    The feels!
    All the feels!

    The love, the joy, then the sads!

    Then the trauma of seeing James dying…I’m glad it was already my bed time, because I just needed to curl up and sleep it off.

    • jimmy
      March 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Gladys Knight+the gurgling death scene=body rocking tears on the floor.

      Jake has always been fine to me but last night I was trying to Fed Ex these drawers to him before I snapped back into reality.

      Between Cyrus’ grizzly ass neck and Quinn and Huck with all that damn spitting and licking my stomach was effed up!

      Ummm Adnan, I thought you was about that life, girl? I see how quickly you tucked your goon when Mama Monster started teaching that master class in fucking shit up without blinking.

      • Veronica
        March 22, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        “I was trying to FedEx these drawers to him before I snapped back into reality.” -DECEASED!!!!!

        Momma Pope is an OG forreal!! I ain’t messing with her

  22. RoxyWTF
    March 21, 2014 at 9:10 am

    I’ve been telling everyone for months that Quinn & Huck needed to smash. It makes sense.

    OAN: I must be the only person who was here for that scene. I almost lost my boo cause (I woke him up) all he heard was “YAAASSS” and me shrieking “OMG! I CAN’T! YAAASS! FINALLY!”

    • Nita
      March 21, 2014 at 10:45 am

      I also was not surprised by Quinn and Huck. As someone on twitter said last night, I think it was Jonathan Capeheart, She is Huck’s kyrptonite but why did it have to happen after she spit…..ewwwwww!

      • lurker
        March 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

        it happened after the spitting, cuz Huck is damaged and a little sick. Quinn been feelin Huck for a long minute now. And if memory serves me correctly, she didn’t reject the kiss. she’s just hurt cuz he tortured her and messed up her mouth.

        • March 24, 2014 at 10:19 am

          I so agree!lol! That spit though, OMG, it’s like she went deep haack & spit! Yuck!!!! They bathed in that….ugh!

    • Lauren
      March 26, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      I loved that scene too! She could have kept that spitting but, I was jumping up and down on the couch yelling “Huckleberry Quinn”. My husband was looking at me like I had absolutely lost my mind, lol. I think that as crazy as they both are, they need each other.

  23. JazzT
    March 21, 2014 at 9:11 am

    p.s. I think I’m the only person alive who thought (despite that disgusting spit) Huckleberry Quinn’s kiss was kinda hot.

    Don’t stone me.

    • TeeCee
      March 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

      The spit is what made it super nasty for me. Ugh. **shudders and vomits**

    • scandalstalker
      March 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

      I did too, actually. And I am so proud of Katie Lowes (Quinn’s) acting evolution. All of a sudden Quinn is kind of bad a**, like she gives zero f****, and I dig that about her. She went through a really annoying phase and everybody kind of gave up on her, so she went inside and found some self esteem. Huck was not ready. It was powerful ish.

      • dmcmillian72
        March 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

        YASSSS! This is pretty much how I feel about Quinn, except I never disliked her. And I also thought she would be exactly what Huck needed, but then he pulled away from her when she started liking what he was teaching her too much. #ThatsNotFair

      • JazzT
        March 21, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        I’m starting to like her a *little* bit more as well. The bad-ass role suits her better than annoying bratty sister.

      • Purple Dove
        March 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        Nah, she’s still annoying and taking up Scandal space for no apparent reason. I mean, what has she really done for Pope and Associates EVAH?

    • nyctechie08
      March 21, 2014 at 9:00 pm

      JazzT – I agree with you! The spitting was nasty, but the kiss was HOT. Quinn’s been in love with Huck for a while now….Besides, I prefer her with Huck over Charlie….yuck. But now that Huck is catchin’ feelings, she will probably get him killed…

      Jake from State Farm made me so angry with his I will stay with you while you die a painful slow death after I shot you in the back in cold blood shtick. Sorry – did not work for me. I hope he suffers for that shit.

  24. laddibugg
    March 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Cyrus cried that ugly cry that you NEVER want to cry but you HAVE to cry to even THINK about getting through it. Most people get to do it in private, but he had to break down in front of literally the entire world.

    And when they played Ms. Gladys….Look, I was sitting next to *my* boo and couldn’t even look at him. Damn Shonda for making me catch real feels….

    I know it’s blasphemy around here but I am almost at the point of ennui over Papa Pope’s rants…they are starting to lose their edge….

  25. Nichole
    March 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Poppa Pope again FOR THE WIN.

    Quinn and Huck? Yuck!

    Finally for Mellie. I bet it was so good for both of them. They’ve been waiting a long time.

    Adanan thought she was bad until she started working for Mama Pope. Now she wants OUT. Run girl run.

    They won’t let David be a good guy. They always trying to turn him grey.

    Watched Fitz taking care of Cyrus over and over. Such a touching moment.

    • March 21, 2014 at 9:33 am

      YES! I was all: Look at Mellie dusting the halls and walls! Getting that good polish!

  26. Brandihorse83
    March 21, 2014 at 9:33 am

    It was like watching Color Purple but with more murder and mayhem I was all tore up behind Scandal last nite and have to many feels to even begin to sort them out…

    1) The way cyrus just looked wrecked when Liv handed him that glass of water…

    2) All of the flashbacks of how they met on the campaign trail they were so cute like fitz and liv but with penises….

    3) Cryus trying to work fitz and liv trying to get him to sit the hell down

    4) Liv asking Poppa Pope to please be a dad ( If Joe Morton doesnt win an Emmy or a Golden Globe behind this… then I know sumthan)

    5) Jake telling Liv love dont live here any more and know your role hoe… Jake is no longer pining after at Liv’s lucky charms anymore he is about that life.

    6) Speaking of which Mama Pope just wasted ole dude without blinking a cot damn eye!! Harrison’s lil middle-eastern boo betta watch her back!

    7) Mellie got her a piece (YAAASSS GAWD)

    8) I cried like a baby when Cyrus finally broke and Fitz had to come and get him…. and when Jake sat with James till the end.. it was too murch… too murch

    9) Again I say why does Shonda Rhimes have this much power over the american people and how can I get some….

    10) Huck and Quinn was next level disturbing like some ole silence of the lambs put the lotion in the basket kinda disturbing… Gave me chills….

    *** AND WE FINALLY GET TO SEE THESE DAMN KIDS!!!!!***

    • laddibugg
      March 21, 2014 at 9:51 am

      I forgot about the other kids.

    • dmcmillian72
      March 21, 2014 at 11:04 am

      “5) Jake telling Liv love dont live here any more and know your role hoe…” – Brandihorse83

      BWAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! YES!

    • lurker
      March 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

      lol @ “put the lotion in the basket”
      and that’s about right.

  27. TeeCee
    March 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    The first person Jake killed was the reporter. The second was the NRA girl, not another report.

    • Milaxx
      March 21, 2014 at 10:16 am

      NSA girl.

      • TeeCee
        March 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

        Hahahahahaha! YES! NSA.

  28. TeeCee
    March 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Oh, and I never liked James…from the very beginning, he was a whiny jackarse who annoyed me. But I still cried at the death scene…

    • dmcmillian72
      March 21, 2014 at 11:03 am

      Yes, this is always how I’ve felt about James as well. And his death scene didn’t move me one bit… #ColdAsIce Lol!

  29. Beverly
    March 21, 2014 at 9:58 am

    laddibug writes: “I know it’s blasphemy around here but I am almost at the point of ennui over Papa Pope’s rants…they are starting to lose their edge….”

    I so agree. All of his main scenes now are drawn out rants, with a particular rhythm. As a result, this character has become one-dimensional and has lost his power of intimidation. I almost started laughing during the park bench rant because it was so rote.

    As for Huck and Quinn, I saw this coming since season 2. The lick confirmed it. The kiss involved a little too much saliva, though.

  30. March 21, 2014 at 9:59 am

    The spit kiss actually made me stand up. I wasn’t sure why I stood, couldn’t decide if I needed to walk to the TV and turn it off or walk out of the room. I stood there frozen. Off all the gross things I’ve seen that is in the top 5. Cy was so shook, I don’t think he had nary to do with James being killed. Jake is Command. I don’t know how that’s gonna work out for him. But tell me how he could kill 3 ppl, put 2 in a trunk and still have time to sit there with James while he passed? Isn’t time of the essence when you’re doing some mess like that? LIke I’d-a left dem bodies strewn all about, every whichway cuz I gots to go. The must have been in a remote remote location. Like out in the Indian Ocean somewhere. Yay for Mellie! I’ve never been so happy to see someone cheating on their spouse. I can’t what to Ghost Prez finds out! Can’t.Wait.Need.Front.Row.Seats.

    • Feminita
      March 21, 2014 at 4:05 pm

      I want to know what street the shootings happened on so I never move there. Nobody had to walk a dog or peep around curtains or drive down the street? AND they were standing under a light and nobody called Crimestoppers or Channel 16 or nothin? Here I thought time only stood still when Jake took his shirt off…

    • Camillicious
      March 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

      LOL @ stand up! It was repulsive and I hollered at the tv myself LOL

    • March 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      I can see you standing up, looking confused as hell why you are standing up, and walking off to get a snack. LMFAO

    • Nikki
      March 25, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Not the Indian Ocean, tho. ISWYDT. LMBOOOOOOOOOOOO!

      In other news: Cy arranged to have Publius killed… not James. *pause*
      Oh wait… holon… That’s the same person, ain’t it? Cy doesn’t know that… yet. Y’all gonna hafta put him on suicide watch when he finds out. MmmHmm.

      • KeishaKay
        March 25, 2014 at 6:49 pm

        Nikki chile, I ain’t never thought of that….you right though. I can feel it. Suicide is coming, probably end the season with it.

  31. Robirdie23
    March 21, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Okay, so my hubby was like Are you about to cry? And than he started laughing and reminded him this is just a show and I was like, whatever dude. I swear Shonda gets me in my feels like no other TV show EVER! I think Cyrus, although he was going to kill James that one time, really didn’t realize what he had until it was gone, and you can see and hear the pain at that damn press conference. Glad Fitz was there for him and loved how he kept saying “person” in that flashback since he knew he was gay.

    Side Note-Is it true that there are only 2 episodes left! Oh LAWDY am I going to be able to take it? Probably not! Please Mama Shonda, have mercy on us!

    Luvvie, SO happy you had the recap out early for us lurkers, it is TRULY not the same watching Scandal without you saying everything that’s in my brain and I am here for it. I am not even on Twitter and I stay checking your page for Scandal stuff!!

  32. L
    March 21, 2014 at 10:11 am

    OK but wait, so we still don’t know who Jake was giving that speech to in the last episode? Was it David? Was it Quinn? Was it just supposed to be a mashup of his new persona? Like I’m still confused…

    • TeeCee
      March 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      I think it was more of a speech about himself…the real him…

  33. March 21, 2014 at 10:12 am

    I was so heartbroken for Cyrus. Plus, James Perry (Cyrus) must have gone to some Black funerals and wakes, because that’s how it starts – one person wails, then the breakdown happens. I am glad he just didn’t dab at his eyes with tissue.

    Mellie knew something was going to happen – she wore the ‘I’m getting some’ set that matched.

  34. Amsy
    March 21, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I cried thug tears when Cy, went into meltdown. And I found the Huckleberry Quinn kiss oddly hot. Can’t wait to see how messy the love triangle will get: Quinn, Huck, Charlie… All the feels I had last night… Wow!

    • Ametia
      March 22, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      EWWWWWWW… #QUINNRUGONNALETHERGOSHONDA?

  35. Camee
    March 21, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Cryus and Fitz at the press conference reminded me of how I felt watching Taye Diggs and Morris Chestnut in the Best Man Holiday grave yard scene – tore up just pure emotion and no matter what ya boy has your back. We all know that ugly cry that’s deep pain I said from the minute I saw the Huck/ Quinn licking fsce preview that Huck wanted her- he attracted to that brand of Crazy- yall forget Becky hey?
    And shout out to Mellie for wearing the good underwear and being ready to get some- cause when ya on dry dock sometimes you forget to be ready. Girl I hope it was good. Shonda did it to me this week – I ain been slain for a few thursdees but I all felt up in feelings today

    • Nichelle
      March 23, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      No. You. Didn’t. Say. Dry. Dock. LMAOOOOOOOO
      here lies Nichelle. Slain in the spirit of comedy gold.

  36. Brenda
    March 21, 2014 at 10:45 am

    This post and the post about the funeral program had me laughing out loud at work! I know folks thought I was crazy but I don’t care. I think last night’s episode was the best yet and definitely the most emotional. As much as I want to hate Jake I still like him. I’m going to associate him with the Rihanna/Neyo song, “Hate That I Love You.”

    • TeeCee
      March 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      Me likes Jake…this darker version of him is quite becoming…I don’t do buttoned up pretty boys too much…

      • jimmy
        March 21, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        Yeah I got that too. Like he was doing that self speech we all do in the morning before we get out of the car at work.”You need this job. Prison is not the place to be. Tolerate stupidity and play the game.” Yeah, that speech.

        • jimmy
          March 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm

          Oops- this goes further up in reply to Tee Cee regarding the speech

  37. VWooding55
    March 21, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Great review. I think Jake was talking to himself. He had a far away look sitting in the dark room. Since Olivia and David are taking B613 down, I don’t think Shonda would have his character join B613. David couldn’t kill nobody and why go through the punishment of being in a hole for 3 months. Abby would go crazy. That’s it. I can’t wait until next Thursday.

  38. Court
    March 21, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Wonderful post…

    Can I say that I am concerned about Daddy Pope? He reads like nobody’s business, but since he is no longer Command…what is his purpose? Does he just show up once an episode to read and then exit stage left? What’s goings on there?

    Also…i still think that Cyrus is responsible for the killing of James. I think he is going through a combination of grief and guilt. I mean, this all started with Cyrus pimping James out, and the sh*i fell downhill. Either he called the hit directly, or he feels responsible since he went to Jake to get it handled and started everything in the first place. Was that before or after he found out that the leak was James?

    • LadyLarke
      March 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Remember it was Cyrus that went to Jake in the episode before this one to basically off Publius without knowing it was James until the end of the episode. For why didn’t he call off the hit, though? FOR WHY?!?!?!?!

    • Nikki
      March 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Papa Pope is hanging around so he can stir up some mess! He said he wasn’t gonna go away quietly. Not after everything he’s done to become and BE Command! Uh Uhhhh! Nope! Papa Pope has the dirt on ERRBODY! He’s gonna unleash HELL on some folks when he gets good & ready. Prolly got stuff in the works now.

  39. March 21, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I still can’t even process everything that happened in this is epi! Great googly-moogly! After watching all of the real acting that went on last night, I don’t see how people say this show isn’t a good one. I will be making my signs with you to picket and protest if Joe Morton doesn’t get some kind of award for the depth he brings to the cast. MAN! And Cy? Po’ baby! I hadn’t cried like that since Will was asking Uncle Phil why his daddy didn’t love him. Whew!

    • march pisces
      March 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      yes!>>>>>I hadn’t cried like that since Will was asking Uncle Phil why his daddy didn’t love him. Whew!

  40. Football mom
    March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I was completely wrong last week. I was so convinced it was Charlie who died. I thought James and/or David would be too obvious. However, I was still shocked when he shot James in teh back.

    Cyrus deserves every award known to man for his episode long grief. His catotonic state, his anger and need to cope by working (a male trait) and his utter breakdown all seemed so real. I originally thought he had a hand in James’ death, but his very real anguish changed my mind. I cannot believe how long and how hard I cried for a doggone fictional character on TV! You’da thought I had just had them over for dinner. I was glad they showed their backstory.

    Adnon seems really scared of MommaPope. I would be too!

    Jake is so controlled, stoic and hard to read, but I knew last week when he realized that Liv chose Fitz over him that he lost his reason to do right. I’ll bet he does some other stuff to make her pay…he’s a revenge kinda guy.

    How much did they pay Huck to take that spit to the face?????????? Sickening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Poor Ella…wouldn’t it be something if Liv is appointed guardian? I cannot imagine that she’d know anything about babies…

    Thanks again Luvvie. You are appreciated!

    • MsZ
      March 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      I totally forgot that Olivia and Pres. Ghost are the Godparents!

  41. HouseOfCardsFanButScandalCanStillGetIt
    March 21, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Can’t talk right now. Just watched this episode and that scene with Cyrus and James dancing OUT and PROUD for the first time SPOKE to me. For anyone who has struggled with coming out, we KNOW that shit takes courage. I felt for Cyrus then like I never felt for him before on this show. When you don’t want to come out of the closet, ain’t no pulling you out BUT…Lordy when you are ready to come out, ain’t NO stopping you.

    That flashback sequence and Cyrus’ final breakdown was very well done. It was a perfect way to make the loss of James, which was slowly built up through the preceding flashback montages, finally hit the mark.

    I believe 1000% that Cyrus was behind James’ death. However, what was is so sad about it is that, thug though Cyrus is, it wasn’t until that moment that flashback moment that he realized just how big a price he had paid for the Republic. His tears are as much for the loss of James as they are for the loss of himself. From hence forth, Cyrus is a man “loosed”.

    • KeishaKay
      March 25, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      I’m beginning to think now, based on what Nikki said earlier, that Cy ordered Publius to be offed without knowing Publius and James were one and the same.

  42. Beverly
    March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    OMG, Amsy! I totally forgot about Charley. A Quinn-Charley-Huck story line has epic possibilities. I hope the writers get it right.

  43. MarvyMds
    March 21, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I don’t think that Cyrus is buying the carjacking story because of he remembers what Jake told him last week. All I want to know is if he is going to confess to his role in the cover up, or is he going to seek revenge for the murder of his boo thing.

    Also, is Marie Wallace related to Christopher Wallace with those lines? Mamma is vicious. I got a chill when she told that Kim. K lookalike that they needed fall guy because it wasn’t go be her. That little chick is in way over her head.

    That Huck/Quinn business was disturbing. She was not there for his ole nasty kiss, and he should have killed her when he had the chance because that broad is crazy and has something to prove.

    Alright, I am going back to the kitchen to work on my repast contribution.

    • Erin
      March 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      What if Sally goes ahead and confesses anyway?

      • MarvyMds
        March 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

        Hmmmm, she just might because I think that for those two, the guilt is just too much to bear. Someone is going to fess up eventually.

        I really think that Cyrus is going to want some revenge too.

  44. Erin
    March 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Shonda ain’t gon keep killin’ me softly with these old skool james she be playing every week!
    Gladys Knight’s “You’re the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” is my grandmother’s favorite song! And she and my grandfather danced to it at his retirement party back in 1990! And when I tell U I lost my ability to can after I heard it and saw Cyrus and James dancing to it and then Cyrus just fell apart!? YEAH! I was in tears for multiple reasons!

    • Erin
      March 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      *Jams!!

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  46. Morgan
    March 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    I will join you on that lawn. With full recordings of Joe Morton monologues from the season and play them into these people ‘s homes. The line before and then the tear down by Grand goon. just all of them from season 3.

  47. Nikki
    March 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    Ahmjusayin’ did you SEE Adnan Salif’s face when #mamapope shot that fool. She realized she is in over head with the #GoonGoddess. Salif ain’t ish to be scurred of….and if Harrison is #BroLivia….oh my.

    Wanted to hold Cyrus up myself. Just when I thought he had icewater running thru his veins.

    Mellie KNEW she was finna get it. From knocking back the drinks, to sitting on the floor in that dress that matched her fly drawers. Good for her.

    Just when I thought I had been thorough slayed – are we gonna find out next week that Fitz’ son is is BROTHER?

    I may never sleep again.

    • March 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      I knew Cyrus didn’t have ice water. His sole weak spot, his Achilles heel was James. Now that he is gone, I wonder if Cyrus is going to go straight Thug Life on someone.

  48. P615
    March 21, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Great recap. You are on point with all of it.

    I wasn’t ready to find out so quickly who was shot. I had to compose myself, even though I wanted it to be James at that point, I just wasn’t ready. Then, of course, Shonda goes and makes me feel for the man and start wishing he was still alive and this was all a hoax or some crazy mess. I wasn’t ready…I’m still in my feelings about that.

    Quinn, needs to die. Die, Quinn, Die!!!! *in my Marion Gilbert voice* I wanted Huck to kill her. I knew there was this sexual tension between them, but I ain’t here for Huckleberry Quinn. Ain’t here for it! Bring back his pretty black wife and child!!!

    I think someone random is in B613. Edison, maybe? Lisa Kudrow/Phoebe? Shoot, Sally gangsta enough. Someone mad random. It’s too easy to be Rosen or Quinn, and both are too wimpy. Maybe it’s Harrison, because something tells me it’s going to be someone where Liv won’t want to take them down.

    Mellie been drankin…she been drankin….I was here for that scene. I have been wanting her to get some for quite some time now, and although I am not for adultery, I am all for Mellie getting some with the handsome Vice President. I think he looks better than Fitz too. Here for it!!!!!! #TeamMellie

    I do need Papa Pope to get some time killing someone or doing something to prove he is still the O.G. He reads like no other, and I love it, yet, I don’t want him to be reduced to a 5 minute character. I need him back in B613.

    I love how Mama Pope is the perfect blend of street and gangsta. I bet she was a pimp and a drug queen pin in her former life. I could see her pimpin Adnon. Love it! This show gives me life.

  49. Nikki
    March 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    oh.. and the #WhatTheHuck! The spit was NASTY. Quinn is nasty. Yet I was left wanting some Huck Luvvin.

  50. March 21, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I cried real grown-ass tears during this episode. I think Cyrus is Satan’s right-hand man but I BAWLED LIKE A BABY when he was up at that podium. And that scene with James dying at the end?? TOO MUCH SHONDA. I had to take deep breaths and say my prayers after this episode. Bye James! Girl, we’ll miss you!

    Related: Get it, Mellie!
    Also related: ALL THE VOMIT at that Quinn/Huck scene.

  51. March 21, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I don’t think anyone is being inducted into B-613 I thought he was talking to Tom the whole time about WHY he was about to take the fall and be caught if he had to kill the VP…

    no one else is being brought into B-613…

  52. Nicole
    March 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I almost ugly-cried while reading this recap.

  53. ladyscellz
    March 21, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    WHEEWWWW!!! That was some real shit. I wanted to jump through the TV and hold Cyrus to my bosom and stroke his thin hair and just rock him as I hummed comfort into his ears……..I LOVE IT!!!!

  54. Bukky
    March 21, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    I’m not even finished reading but HAD to comment on “Thug Misses.” Bury me a G with a satin lining, cuz Luvvie you have finished me oh! Those words and that gif. Now let me go finish.

  55. March 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Jake From State Farm Command with a heart & concise

    Quinn + Huck = YUCK As yuck as that spit she threw in his face that they both kissed up

    Lemony Snicket can’t hold water even when his life depends on it lol!

    BoyFitz every time you try to get out, they pull you back in! #canyoustandinthesun

    Mama Pope GIVES the business, AND IS THE BUSINESS!!!!! “I’M NOT TAKING THE FALL!” SERIOUS SIDE EYE WITH EYE ROLL. Mama Pope: “I blew up that plane…that was personal. I’m not a terrorist” ROTF LMAO

    Papa Pope gon stay “da truth” lol. #amIdonebeingdad #enoughsaid

    Adnan Salif is S-H-O-O-K! LMAO ROTF Am I watching “Thug/Goon/Monster Chess”? Adnan Salif: “Does your boss have friends in the justice dept.?”

    Sally Mae Bible, kept me on the floor! She is the bees knees, prayer and all, #hypocrite And Leo is the perfect partner for her! If I l almost got back up, he kicked me back down with his Cy Jr. arse!

    James, James, James. Damb, Damb, Damb! I wanted to cry, but I was all cried out from reading “our” over analyzing ass posts from last week so the element of surprise and loss was snatched away from me with all the pre- funeral food bringing planning and all, ppl talking bout his damb name wasn’t on no mo’ credits after that nights’ show. I wasn’t ready for him to go. James & Cy played an excellent couple.

    Cy The Deliverer He made me cry! And the award for fugliest cry ever, goes to Cy Bean!!!!!!!!!!! #keptmeinmyfeelings #mademedownloadthisepisodeinitunes #bouttowatchitagain

    • March 25, 2014 at 2:55 am

      Cry the Deliverer! Crawling on the floor right now! I think its time for the pendulum to swing back a little. Luvvie, don’t ANY of these goons have a Granny or Big Mama taking their reprobate souls to the Throne down at the church? Somebody in the Pope clan need to be on their KNEES…and then read Liv and Papa Pope!(Mama P will just have to be Left In The Hands…ain’t nobody got time for That much prayer .
      But even crazy Quinn and Huck could stand a good Episcopal Gramma…we truly need a moral center. Maybe Master Shonda could dig up a Kentucky preacher/moonshine maker mom for VP Sally.
      I’m voting for some Senior Common Sense before Season End!

  56. March 21, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    the only i can process all my Feels from this episode is in bulletpoints (no pun intended…lol SIKE!):

    -James’ death and the flashbacks to how he and Cyrus met & fell in love had me in a rainbow glass case of emotions that i was NOT prepared for! WOO WOO WOO to Cyrus for the NEW ugliest cry ever! I knew he’d break down at some point and it only made sense for it to happen when he actually had to SAY that Baby Daddy was #VernaDead. So many Sads, so little time!

    -not only am i glad that Mellie FINALLY got some dick, but that it’s CUTE, DEMOCRATIC-leaning, dick with a capital DEEEE! i guess all types of pistols get her hot, especially a shotgun…Bang, bang, Mellie…#BANGBANGBANG! 😉

    -I saw that unfortunate kiss with Huckleberry Quinn coming since last season, but doing it now was just UGGGH! the spitting was eclipsed by that kiss…i would’ve left the room to scrub my eyes, but then i would’ve missed something i liked

    -MAMA POPE: Thug Misses, indeed! She should’ve been in The Quick and The Dead or the Mafia…you need someone like that on your team because the alternative ain’t what ya want, just ask ol’ boy with the whole in his chest and the three pilots on that plane!

    -DADDY POPE…i CAINT with him and his “am i done being Dad now? can i go?” bedtime story for Poor Tink Tink (Liv)! he slayed me YET AGAIN with his neverending Reading Rainbow (as someone on the FB page hilariously put it lol). i don’t know why Liv keeps hoping that he’ll be a regular human being for her without it making him itch! i mean, like i told my mom, i honestly don’t know which is worse for Liv: a parent that literally clocks when he can turn on and off being a parent OR a nutjob parent that still wants to be Mommy AND a psycho simultaneously like nothing’s wrong!

    -this episode NEEDED MORE HARRISON…SHIRTLESS…and PANTLESS…yeah. lol

    -I love how David and Abby’s love story is coming together, but two things: David can’t hold water and he CLEARLY didn’t listen to 50 Cent when he said “Love will get you killed!” i know Abby was making him tell all, but she has NO CHILL! she knows he’s not about that life and she’s BARELY about it herself!

    -i was VERY pleased that this was the first episode in a LOOOOOOOONG time that didn’t have a secret kissing visit between Fitz and Liv! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

    -Sally was not clever with her pity fake out during the elections! we know you hate the Gays, but #DAYUM! Sweet 8 lb Baby Jesus is NOT pleased! #ByeFelicia

    -P.S.: i think Harrison got inducted into B6-13 as protection because Adnan got him THAT shook and just to throw EVERYONE off lol

    • March 22, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      with the pops #Bangbangbang LMFAOOOOOOO.

  57. LeeS
    March 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    The most person with the most empathy for Cyrus in this episode was President Fitz. This is where we see that his idealist and romantic nature serves him well when connecting with others (reminds me of Bill Clinton and Obama more than a Republican). We have seen him use that side of his nature on Sally and others in the past.

    The person with the least empathy was Mellie. One of the biggest monsters on Scandal to me is Mellie and it amazes me how everyone fails to see it. That woman has no Conscious – a cold self-centered piece who turns on the southern charm at will. However she is white and attractive so the monster is overlooked like Ted Bundy because of the packaging. Would viewers feel the same way if Mellie was a woman of color?

    She and Cyrus instigated the death of Daniel Douglas, James, the NSA tech and Vanessa the reporter by their actions. Yet Mellie had no sympathy for anyone killed or even her buddy Cyrus. All she cared about was politics and the impact on the campaign.

    Was no else bothered that she was laughing and enjoying herself at the gun lobby event while everyone else back in the White House was upset and overcome with grief from the death of James? James was not just the WH Press Secretary but also a family friend to the Grants.

    Mellie has shown throughout that she cares about nobody but herself and political power. She has been involved in the death of many people – Defiance election rigging resulted in numerous deaths (Cytron employees, Verna (since Fitz did it to save them all from jail), etc. and now the deaths tied to Daniel Douglas. Yet not one ounce of remorse has been shown by Mellie.

    All the other characters are good/bad people but at least they show some glimmer of remorse for their wrong doing even batshit crazy Sally Langston and Billy Chambers but not Mellie.

    Olivia has the WORST parents and no wonder she is so screwed up.

    I hope Scandal goes back to OPA cases after this B613 arc is completed.

  58. March 21, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Just finished watching Scandal and I am all in my feelings right now!! I am so unable to can right now!!!!!

    After watching last week and this weeks episode, I am thinking that maybe it was Rowan that Jake was inducting back into B613? Rowan did defend Jake in that fabulous read to Olivia on the bench. Plus Jake knows he can keep an eye on him. Just a thought. My prayers are with the Novak-Beene family at there time of bereavement. Luvvie your eulogy was beautiful!!!

  59. Scott
    March 21, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I agree with you about Mellie and her selfish ass. Glad she got some though!!!! My heart went through all kinds of emotions last night. Cyrus breaking down showing true emotions and his friend and boss Fitz bring there for him. People on this blog seem to dislike Fitz but I love a man who shows his feelings and that is President Grant of Scandal. I am sick and tired of Papa Pope and his self righteous rants. Am I through being a dad? Goodbye, what kind of shit is that. Liv needs to buck up and take the ride and stop crying about this or that every week. Goodbye James we will miss you glad to see real love between Abby and David .

  60. Carleen
    March 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I have to hand it to Shonda. I knew James wasn’t goon enough for what he was taking on but I really didn’t think she’d kill him off & like that?! *slow clap* Won me back with that ending.

  61. MsTink
    March 22, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Ok I finally watched this episode and I was wipe ya snot on the back of ya sleeve crying when James died! Damn Shonda! This one had my emotions all over the place. Poor Cy but idk if he secretly had something to do with James’ death(remember he put a hit out on him before) or if he’s gon come out of this being more evil than ever. Im happy Mellie was getting it in I just wonder what Prez gon do when he find out about it. Huck…Quinn…spit…ewww! Charlie aint goin for this bs Huck is goon but let’s not forget Charlie “handled” him so he aint scared and he aint gon let that kiss ride…watch. U know what, ive decided either Olivia needs to take some shooting lessons from Mellie and some gansta lessons from her mama or just pack up and move to another town cause this ish aint just workin, she used to be bossed up now she gets weaker and weaker every episode. Also agree bad Jake is hella sexy! Thanks Luvvie 🙂

    • MsTink
      March 22, 2014 at 12:37 am

      Also meant to ask, is it me or does EVERYBODY in the District of Columbia know that vp Sally killed her husband?? I mean it was supposed to be a secret right???

  62. Camillicious
    March 22, 2014 at 8:11 am

    GIRL!! You almost got me again with Cy’s breakdown gif. Like some of you, I had an ugly cry right along with him (complete with an outburst) and the song.. OMG!! I was don’t you know no good LOL. And Jake from State Farm staying with James until the end..LAWD!! I hollered to Shonda “and he suffered!?!” while boo-hooing my contacts out LOL.

    I live for the recaps and comments b/c y’all ALL say the things I say and you have me at work looking crazy snorting and laughing with tears. Then, when we have our Scandal lunch(one person wears a 7:52 shirt) I’m up there calling them all the Luvvie nicknames and they be like Lemony Snickett? Jake from State Farm?? LOL

  63. rikyrah
    March 22, 2014 at 10:37 am

    After a long day, this recap and James’ homegoing were wonderful posts, Luvvie.

    We all knew that someone had gotten shot, but I didn’t expect Shonda to GO THERE. There was no hesitation in Jake. He shot a RUNNING AWAY JAMES IN THE BACK!

    Jake was colder than a mutha when Liv went to see him, but I was ok with that. He’s Command..he’s supposed to be cold, but I still don’t see that he’s fit for the job. He’s doing what he thinks he should be doing in the job, but I don’t get that he’s right for the job.

    David is so caught. He wants to do the right thing, but the right thing could get him killed. And, I think David had made peace with that until Abby told him that he was ‘ her heart’. He realized that he’s not alone in the world, and he’d leave her with a broken heart.

    I still love Cyrus. As wicked as he is, he broke my heart when he broke down at that podium. James was the first time he was living all of his true self, out in the open. And, until that moment at the podium, I didn’t realize what Cyrus had lost too.

    Mama Pope is scarier than all of them.

    ” I don’t make bombs…I make money.”

    And the way she took out that dude without blinking and told the other flunky that Ivan better get his ass to the next meeting made Adnan think twice.

    Papa Pope was terrific, telling Liv what her purpose is.

    The Huck/Quinn kiss was so disturbing on many levels.

    This episode had so many HUH? moments…loved it.

  64. pup
    March 22, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Now that I thanking on it, Imma need Huck and Quinn to do the Southside Slippery Slide. Just quit playin. Hit in the face with the trauma and be done with it.

    • LG
      March 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm

      YAAAAAAAAAAAS! Huck and Quinn need to mambo horizontally. If only so that he can kill her afterward. Not that smooth criminal killing either. It needs one of his speeches, preferably with a calm rendition of Samuel L in a Time to Kill — “Yes, you need to die, and I HOPE YOU BURN IN HAYLE.”

      ament.

  65. March 23, 2014 at 12:11 am

    I suppose I’m a little older and more acquainted with life’s twists than some Scandal viewers, but I feel like I’m from some other planet. Thrilled when folks die because they were whiny and particular; impressed by “Papa Pope” for being able to oversee the killing of 183 folks, some being guilty of nothing, like Hawk’s favorite family, and failing to be a father to Olivia in so many ways? This is admirable? Is there a problem here? Think so big time! So many folks on this show live multiple lives, with wildly varying personal traits like morals, loyalty, self-control or honesty. I know Ms. Rhimes likes a lot of gore, but has she taken these folks too far beyond their original personas to credibly come back into a feasible outcome? With everyone gone rogue, I’m not sure I can ever see them as they were early on in the show. And please don’t have someone wake up suddenly and say, “I just had the most awful dream…!” I’d try to sue her and ABC for that crap. I believe things like this happen secretly ,both nationally and globally, but I don’t think folks with little background in such tactics, like Quinn or David would be invited into this secret world. And the gladiators are all over the place! Just not the same show, with few positives to hold it together. More like sci-fi at this point.

    • Beverly
      March 23, 2014 at 8:50 am

      Yes, Jan, “…a few positives to hold it together.”

      I think the show needs to bring the procedural format back–OPA solving people’s scandals of the week– at least partially, to temper some of this madness.

  66. Max
    March 23, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Can someone explain to me – I thought that B13 or whatever was more powerful than the president, so how does Fitz have the power to decide who is Command?

    Also, I think the reason the Huck/Quinn kiss was disgusting is because this is the man who not too long ago pulled out a few of her teeth. A scene I still find disturbing and wish I hadn’t scene. If the show is going to torture as a sexual turn -on then I am definitely going to stop watching.

    And I agree – I love Daddy Pope, but every word he utters now is the Royal Academy of Shakespeare, even “pass the salt”. The reads lose their power if every time someone sit down on a park bench they get read for points.

    • Phokela
      March 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm

      LMAO at ” every time someone sit down on a park
      bench they get read for points.”

  67. Ang
    March 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Am I the only person who feels like this is partially Cyrus’s fault? When he wanted Jake to take out Sally he have that long old speech about needing to keep DD’s murder quiet for the sake of the republic and blah blah blah. And that’s exactly what Jake did.

    Also, how sad that James went to the meeting with the intention of pulling out of the whole thing 🙁

  68. irene
    March 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    why does shonda always overuse things, one rant from papa pope equals epic. A rant every week is getting to be a carton character and a joke. Enough already I couldnt wait for him to stop talking. The Emmy has left the building!!!!
    I hope that next season gets back to the fixer and OPA cases cos I am sick of this B615 !!
    Also it seems that Mellie,Abby and Quinn all have nudity clauses because the only one who seems to be doing explicit love scences is Olivia. Not a good look for the only black women on the show.
    I enjoyed the episode and next weeks looks really good!

  69. March 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Luvvie, once again, you rock this awesomely! Took a quick look at that funeral write up…ma’am…you rock!

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